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Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5 And Problems in Android 7.0 update

Moderator
Message 31 of 53
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Message 31 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Same here, my wife always goes on about how her S6 is louder than my Sony devices, but audio quality is terrible.
I'd take quality over loudness any day.


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Commissioner
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Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

viridis,

 

which model of Sony you have?

Thanks

 

Moderator
Message 33 of 53
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Message 33 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Currently X, tablet Z4.
Previously all the Z's


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Commissioner
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Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Sorry, my curiosity, but switch from an aluminium frame of the Z's to a plastic one of the X's are not a less premium touch feel considering also the other brands more premium?

 

Thanks

Moderator
Message 35 of 53
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Message 35 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

My phones are kept in cases, the touch feel on all of them is plastic lol.


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Veteran
Message 36 of 53
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Message 36 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

I think the switch from matt glass of Z5 that does not leave the fingerprints on it to ALKALEIDO metal full of fingerprints is less premium...
Veteran
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Message 37 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Unfortunately I found another features that was taken away from XZ:

1. "Signature" notification sound and other notifications. Signature Sony? Really? This is your most recognized notification sound, like when you hear it you know someone has Sony... Please give it back.
2. Regular widgets including the weather. Where is the older weather widget? I was using both, the old and new one for different locations. I liked the older one too. Please stop removing regular widgets like STAMINA or Weather widgets, please give it back.
3. ability to decide which pane is your "home screen" was removed, and now only the one on the left, closest to the google pane is your home :/ Not good, for me it is always the one in the middle...

So not only small apps, lockscreen widgets and radio was taken away but much more features Slightly frowning Face 
And now there is this stupid Google pane on the left, what a waste... 

Commissioner
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Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Azzido,

 

To have the home pane as you want, you must disable Google Now on the launcher settings. I am a beta tester of the launcher and in this way you return to have the pane as before with the possibility to choose wich is your home.

 

For the old weather widget, you can try to search and download it from "apk.mirror. I have done so to have again the camera widget on my Z2 after Android 6 update that had remove it.

 

In my opinion, Xperia XZ has only a marginal updates in camera, but the missed features are enormous to evaluate to buy, primarly the large amount of plastic used. 

Commissioner
Message 39 of 53
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Message 39 of 53

Re: Missing features in XZ as compare to Z5

Yes, the plastic chassis is a huge letdown on a flagship these days. Even the OnePlus 3 has fantastic all-metal and glass build quality. The XZ just has a glass front and a metal back glued onto the plastic chassis.
Inhabitant
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Problems in Android 7.0 update

I update my phone to android 7.0 with factory reset
and after using it many days I found these errors in 7.0 update that seriously need to be fix

1- Fingerprint scanner :
Some time finger print scanner does not work properly, in 6.0.1 marshmallow I never face this kind of issue. I also try to clean up my sensor so many times and completely wash my fingers but result is same. please report this to developers.

2- Loud speaker volume :
As compare to 6.0.1 marshmallow firmware the loud speaker volume is low in 7.0 update.

3- Main Camera resolution for third party camera apps :
One thing that I missing in Android 6.0.1 and 7.0 update is Higher resolution (23 Megapixels ) support in third party camera apps.
I tried so many third party camera apps all give me 8.3 Megapixel resolution for main camera instead of 23 Megapixels, same thing I was facing previously in my Z5.
Please Sony please remove this limitation for third party camera apps.

 

4- After restart the phone, Quick panel toggles position reset itself.